Domain Manage

RSI caught up with me

Discussion in 'General Board' started by expertc, Jul 8, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. expertc

    expertc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2009
    Posts:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    16
    After more than two decades in computing ... cr@p! :(:(:(
     
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
     
  3. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    8,460
    Likes Received:
    261
    Some things that may help a bit (they helped me)
    - "Healthy Hands, Wrists and Forearms" DVD by Martin Gray. You may have to hunt fairly hard to find it, as it seems out of stock in a lot of places. Shows about 20-25 minutes of stretching exercises that are pretty easy to do, and really make a difference if you do them REGULARLY.
    - Microsoft "Natural" keyboard - that's the one with the 2 banks of keys and the split in the middle. Gives your wrist a more normal angle
    - Wrist rests (I gave up on them when I bought the keyboard I mentioned above, but used to use them)
    - Decent supportive chair. I have a Herman Miller Mirra. Pricey, for sure, but provides better support than anything else I've ever tried.
    - Massage sessions with a specialist experienced in hand issues. I go to various places every month or so and it "tides me through"

    About 2-3 years ago it used to hurt every time I typed - now, I get stiff hands in the evening but while I'm in "full flow" it really isn't a problem. The problem never quite goes away though (at least in my experience) i.e. you can mitigate but not cure it. It's like a nagging ache in the distance most of the time, and only becomes a strong close-up ache on the odd occasion.
     
  4. expertc

    expertc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2009
    Posts:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    16
    Thanks Edwin! I am typing all this with my left hand only, and I am a touch-typist :(
     
  5. accelerator United Kingdom

    accelerator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    7,397
    Likes Received:
    109
    I have been meaning to try out the Win Vista voice recognition functionality for a while now. Maybe that would help you guys?

    Rgds
     
  6. Slater United Kingdom

    Slater Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2006
    Posts:
    818
    Likes Received:
    6
    After 25 years of pushing mice I developed RSI in my right hand/arm/shoulder.

    I tried various different mice, the only 1 that helped was one manufactured by 3M. Looks like a flight sim joystick but you push it like a mouse, as your hand is upright and you are using your thumb joint rather than fingers to push the mouse buttons find it really helps.

    3M Ergonomic Mouse

    Mark.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page